The Chesapeake Bay Trust is excited to announce that the application for Host Organizations for the 2021-22 Chesapeake Conservation Corps is now open. Each year this initiative, supported by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, state of Maryland, National Park Service, and BGE an Exelon Company, places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit and government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field for one year of paid service. The Corps Members receive hands-on job experience and skills in the environmental field by supporting projects and programs at their Host Organization, participating in the program’s professional development trainings, and taking advantage of other offered program opportunities including grant writing and networking.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 35-40 Corps Members at nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay to work fulltime for a paid year of service from August 17, 2021 to August 16, 2022. Corps Members will receive an annual living stipend of $20,000 from the Trust.

Applications to serve as a Host Organization consists of a proposed position which include a range of responsibilities and activities to be undertaken by the Corps Member in the fields of environmental restoration, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture, community engagement, forestry, and/or preK-12 environmental education.

All applications must be submitted through our online system by Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm EST. The application package and access to the online application can be found on the Chesapeake Conservation Corps section of the Trust’s website.

For technical assistance contact the program manager Tara Drennan at (410) 974-2941 x 102 or